How I Turned My Handwriting Into A Font I Can Use

How I Turned My Handwriting Into A Font I Can Use
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This how to is super simple and very few steps! I came across this website which has a FREE downloadable PDF or PNG template to work with the site’s converter. Create a font based off your handwriting in literally minutes.

Print this template (you might want to print a few just in case you make a mistake), and fill out each letter you’d like or feel is necessary. I filled out the entire sheet using a Fine Point Black SharpieAfter making sure you have neat and dark lines, use a scanner to create a digital copy of your newly made “font.” 

Before you upload, make sure the grey lines are still visible on the template.

 If you don’t have easy access to a scanner, you can take a picture of the entire page on your phone! You must make sure that the lighting is decent, and that the lines are still visible once uploaded to your computer. I did have to play around with this one a bit, I ended up uploading the digital file into Adobe Photoshop and cropped around the paper template. After playing around with that for a little bit, the font came out better than the previous times I uploaded to the site. It is doable though! Scanner probably works best.

“If you don’t have easy access to a scanner, you can take a picture of the page on your phone!”

Once you upload your file to the site, name your font and decide which file type you’d like back (TTF for me). It will then show you a preview of your font. Make sure your spacing between letters is correct. If not you may have to re-take the image of/re-scan the template. Once all of that is squared away, download your font and test it out in Microsoft Word or Adobe Photoshop! Wherever you’d like!

If you’d like to download my first attempt at creating a font through this site, click the button below! It’ll bring you to a shareable link from my Drive account.

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Thank you for reading & be sure to share! I’m sure there’s a ton of other creatives DYING to know. I used to be one of them! 🙂

Happy creating♥

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11 Comments

  1. September 15, 2016 / 9:26 AM

    This is such a good idea!!! Wish my handwriting was a bit prettier though ahah

    • September 15, 2016 / 9:48 AM

      Haha! Me too! We’ll get there I’m sure 🙂

  2. September 15, 2016 / 10:17 AM

    I was just thinking about whether or not this was possible. How cool! I can’t wait to try this out.

    X,
    Cristina / cristinawashere.com

  3. September 15, 2016 / 3:28 PM

    I love this idea! Is this service free? Thanks.

  4. September 16, 2016 / 8:15 AM

    SO cool! This would be a great idea for mass printing christmas cards instead of writing them if you have a ton of them to send (lazy me!!)

    I love cool novelty stuff like this 🙂

    • September 17, 2016 / 12:12 PM

      Right?? That’s a really good idea! I was thinking along the lines of Thank You cards for sponsors/clients. Excited!! Thank you so much ♥

  5. September 19, 2016 / 11:19 AM

    That is sooooo cool! I’ve always wondered how to do that! Thank you!

    • September 19, 2016 / 11:21 AM

      Right! I’m so excited to play around with it- you’re so welcome! Have fun & let me know if you make your own font! 🙂

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